The Tough Get Tougher
DEALERSCOPE: What were the most exciting new products/technologies released over the last year?
n Baillio: Well, iPhone was a very big deal, but the independent couldn’t sell it. It went straight to Apple and AT&T stores. That was the biggest new product of the year, it got a lot of play—but we couldn’t get it.
Mitsubishi also says it’s coming out with laser TV, and that’s going to be interesting, if it comes in the first quarter. It’s been talked about for two years, but if it happens, it could really be a shot in the arm on the electronics side. It’s thin-thin, and we’ll definitely tie into that. The independent is really the only place where it can be explained because that’s what our guys are trained to do.